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Just keep on plugging away at these bones 5 set. So so so much to paint still.
Here we go. The necromancer.
I am going to say i hate bone white from vallejo. That stuff has terrible coverage. Chalky. And thinning it makes it take forever to dry. Not a fan. Every time i is it i think, "i should mark this bottle with an x."
I wanted the cape to be darker red, but it still works. I was nearly going to paint it purple and make her clothes red, but didn't. She looks way way way too colorful for a necromancer, but it's what it is now.
It's the weekend again and that means it's time to paint!
I feel my mountain of plastic is still pretty big but in looking at the spreadsheet for how many I've painted, i can see I've made good progress.
Here's another one that needs to get based and completed.
All in all i think the colors worked how i had hoped. I keep challenging myself to really put thought into her colors before starting. It helps guide me and make better choices on what's where and also have my paints ready on the palette so I'm not hunting.
* pale flesh with 2 layers of flesh shade is a good foundation to build up from.
* The green in the cape came out okay. I still thinkni need to thin further. The jump between pale sand, which i used to lighten, was a big one when mixed into green.
* The yellow accents were cool and worked across the model.
* green, purple, yellow triad worked to bring life into this one.
* i can't figure out why when i look at this one it seems sloppy? I invested time to be neat, but it just didn't show like i hoped.
* after getting nearly finished, i realized there was areas i didn't paint: sleeves between cloak and bracers, arrow feathers, breast skin. Do then i had to go back and try to do carefully.
* The arrows look terrible. I need a good method on arrows to look good when they're all still in the quiver.
Here's her progress photos.
By Lidless Eye
It's that time of year for Orcs...but I already did that. So it's time to get spooky instead!
Here's my latest from Bones V (and recent promos) on that front.
The Overgourd, since they demand an October paint job:
vampiresses of Ravenhome:
Captain Barty Redd:
And his Zombie Crew:
We're only about 3 months away from delivery of the Bones 5 (so stoked I can hardly contain myself) and there's A LOT coming.
I stated in another post that I'd like to get through as many as i can. I also know burnout is a real thing to be prepared for. I don't know if this is a thing somewhere in the realms of Reaper Forum already, but would anyone be interested in getting on a weekly painting group to try and knock out the same minis? I figure if anything it will at least be a means to keep on top of the painting and also encourage, inspire, and grow from the group effort. There's a lot of logistics to be worked out, but if anyone would want to start something up with me, I'd love the company on the trail.
Here's my general stats to see if you're in alignment:
Usually take about 1 to 1.5 hours on my minis.
Nothing pro-level, just painting for fun.
Love to try new techniques.
I find working with others is more motivating for me than on my own.
This little guy is just a background piece so i wanted him to be simple. I picked his color scheme to use red and green. Someone mentioned to try shading green with red so i thought, why not? His tunic is green shaded with red.
Testing a new style of painting with the deep shading around the eyes (because i wanted to be lazy... don't judge me).
Would love your feedback.